In a knee arthroscopy, your surgeon will typically make 2-3 small incisions (poke holes) around the knee. He or she then inserts a small camera and miniature instruments through the incisions. This allows your doctor to assess the structures in the knee.
Source and for additional information: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
If your orthopedic surgeon has determined that you would benefit from knee surgery it is important to be aware of typical pre-operative and post-operative instructions. Please speak with your surgeon’s nurse specifically if you have any questions regarding these instructions.
For specific instructions from your surgeon, please visit the post operative page.